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The HND in Computing (Software Engineering) is a work-related qualification for those taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. The School of Computing has established close links with both local business and the local community. Wherever practicable, assessment on the programme reinforces these links.
The course provides a blend of semesterised and year-long units. The units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience. The HND programme has a total value of 240 credits and is equivalent to approximately 2,400 hours total learning time.
Throughout the programme emphasis will be placed upon reflection, analysis, environmental impact, critical thinking and personal development.
Year One: Programming; Networking; Professional Practice; Database Design and Development; Security; Managing a Successful Computing Project; Software Development Lifecycles; Maths For Computing.
Year Two: Computing Research Project; Business Intelligence; Discrete Maths; Data Structures and Algorithms; Advanced Programming; Systems Analysis and Design; Internet of Things.
The teaching strategy is designed to supplement your existing knowledge and to encourage your acquisition of new subject knowledge while supporting you in the move towards a greater degree of independence and self-direction.
Assessments may include elements of: practical assessments; portfolios of evidence; ‘in-class’ tests; lab work; case studies; examinations, both open and closed book; reflective activities where you look back over your experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience; online discussions that you have had with your peers, tutors and invited contributors to the programme; oral and written reports; journals, blogs and log books; plans (e.g. action plans, plans for your group activities); presentations; time-constrained tasks.
All written work related to assessments will be submitted via Turnitin to ensure authentication of your work.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Minimum of three GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above and including Mathematics and English. If you do not meet the criteria for Mathematics and English you will be invited for an interview where you will be required to sit a numeracy and literacy skills assessment.|
The School of Computing welcomes applications from those who do not meet the above criteria. Where this is the case, you will be invited for an interview at which you will be expected to provide a portfolio (either physical or digital) that demonstrates professional industry experience in a Computing discipline or provides examples of computer skills appropriate to Level 4 study. You will also be required to undertake Literacy and Numeracy skills assessments along with a programming aptitude test.
Fees and funding
|England||£7,750 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,750 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£7,750 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£7,750 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.